(vid) If God, Why Evil? – Sean McDowell

Mostly really good. But I’m not sure what Sean is getting at in his conclusion. I would say:
God works everything for good, Romans 8:28 only applies to real Christians (whom Paul described clearly in verses 1-17):

“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.”

And that doesn’t at all mean that God manipulates everything for those who really do follow Him. I believe that God is mostly hands off, allowing people to freely decide what they will do. Where He does intervene a lot is in the spirit world, where angels fight demons, often in response to Christians’ prayers. And God also empowers Christians to overcome sin, as the Holy Spirit leads those who follow Him.
God will sometimes clearly intervene, but this is rare, like with Saul on the road to Damascus, making him temporarily blind, which gave Saul some quality thinking time so he repented from persecuting the Christians, and then become Paul, one of the greatest Christians ever!
God really has given us free will, unlike some Calvinists who believe free will is only an illusion, because God controls everything everyone does in order to be able to predict the outcome. That is pure hogwash, but one of my seminary professors actually taught us that.
Sean’s father is Josh McDowell, the famous author, Christian apologist.
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Paul Craig Roberts: Where is the Shame? — "How can it be that the American people are undisturbed by their government’s 17 years of wars based entirely on blatant lies? How can it be that the American people and the Evangelical churches are unmoved by the millions of innocent peoples in seven countries who have been murdered, maimed, orphaned, and displaced by the profit-driven US military/security complex and by the neoconservative ideology in service to Israel?"

… How can other governments accept the US, UK, and French governments that intentionally lied about a Russian chemical attack on the Skripals and about a Syrian chemical attack on Douma, risking a third world war, and then themselves attacking Syria on the basis of a transparent lie unsupported by any evidence? How exactly do you conduct diplomatic relations with war criminals?
You don’t. You put them on trial. Why aren’t Trump, May, and Macron on trial?
The reason is that the world has been conditioned, like Pavlov’s dogs, to expect and accept the West’s war crimes as ordinary….
Russian indecisiveness combined with the rest of the world’s toleration of ongoing US war crimes suggests that more provocations will be orchestrated, that more lawless attacks will take place, and that eventually a fatal conflict will be brewed. …
How can it be that the American people are undisturbed by their government’s 17 years of wars based entirely on blatant lies? How can it be that the American people and the Evangelical churches are unmoved by the millions of innocent peoples in seven countries who have been murdered, maimed, orphaned, and displaced by the profit-driven US military/security complex and by the neoconservative ideology in service to Israel?
How can it be that the European, Canadian, and Australian governments and the citizens of these countries are not ashamed of their participation in these never-ending crimes? …
Why is the world silent in the face of massive, long-term, ongoing war crimes?
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(vid) Pawson: Lukewarm Laodicea – "HOT or *COLD*" Explained! *High mineral salts* water could only be drunk hot or cold. If lukewarm, it makes one vomit • Because of Laodicea's half-hearted discipleship, Jesus says He is on the verge of spewing the people out of His mouth. Half-hearted discipleship makes Jesus sick!

“You can drink this kind of water when it’s hot, and you can drink it when it’s freezing cold, but you cannot drink it when it’s lukewarm. It acts like an emetic, and it just makes you sick. You just vomit.” – David Pawson


We’ve reached Rev. 3:14-22 which was the last of Jesus’ letters. It was to Laodicea and Jesus used the local geological feature of thermal water with salts to make a point. When it was fresh out of the ground, it was boiling hot and drinkable. When it reached Laodicea it was lukewarm and made you physically sick. That picture is used by Jesus to show how He feels about this church. This church was further away from the ‘throne of Satan’ at Pergamum, than the other churches and so were not troubled with any persecution. It was an insult to Jesus that they really couldn’t care one way or the other about faithful obedience. Well this church was like that. Because of their half hearted discipleship, Jesus said He is on the verge of spewing the church out of His mouth. Half hearted discipleship makes Jesus sick. If a husband or wife felt that way about their other half, divorce would result.

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Chuck Baldwin: MIT Survey: Okay To Kill 2 Million People In A Preemptive Nuclear Attack — "Warmongering Christian Zionists think they are all going to be “raptured” to heaven before the nuclear Armageddon that they are helping to create incinerates THEM. They are in for a very rude awakening" – Dispensational prophecy teaching & FOX News have turned 'Christians' into cold, callused purveyors of WAR!

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["Christians" Cursing People] Mark Dice (a professing Christian); publicly curses Kevin Spacey; Twitter reacts; instead of repenting, Dice publicly slams Twitter & peddles merchandise

Many “Christians” are not right-with-God-and-people, real, going-to-heaven Christians. And some actually flaunt their evil ways. Instead of apologizing, Mark justifies his sin and peddles merchandise.
This is so egregious and reverse-Christian — turns many off — grieves the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says:

Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

1 John 3:15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.

Galatians 5:19-24 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: … hatred, strife … outbursts of anger… and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. Continue reading “["Christians" Cursing People] Mark Dice (a professing Christian); publicly curses Kevin Spacey; Twitter reacts; instead of repenting, Dice publicly slams Twitter & peddles merchandise”

(vid) Israeli soldiers cut down Palestinian farmers' olive trees — Heartless, Talmudic, racial supremacist, theft of a people's generational and traditional livelihood! Reverse-Christian, 'Christian' Zionists will support the Talmudists anyway, having been taught that Genesis 12:3 applies to modern day, Talmudic Israel, instead of Abraham, as the text clearly says

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Heartless, Talmudic, racial supremacist, theft of a people’s generational and traditional livelihood! Reverse-Christian, ‘Christian’ Zionists will support the Talmudists anyway, having been taught that Genesis 12:3 applies to modern day, Talmudic Israel, instead of Abraham, as the text clearly says.

Related: (video) Israeli settlers uproot Palestinians’ OLIVE TREES in occupied West Bank — 8,000 trees, some HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD! 

(video) Roots of Christian Zionism: How Scofield Sowed Seeds of Apostasy — The ‘Angry’ Evangelicals – Praying for War instead of obeying Christ: “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” • God’s words to Abraham, “I will bless them that bless thee…” (Gen. 12:3) does NOT refer to the modern state of Israel

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(photo) My Car: NOHATE — ‘Who Would Jesus Bomb?’ Edition

My ’95 Eagle Talon

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HATE EVIL — NOT PEOPLE
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Who Would Jesus Bomb?


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Love your neighbor
pre-emptively
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Ron Paul For President ’08
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Jesus Wept
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If we don’t change directions
we’ll end up where we’re going
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I’m for the Separation of
Church & Hate
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God Bless All Nations
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Perfect Love Casteth Out All Fear – 1 Jn 4 18
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MAY THE FORCE
BE WITH YOU…

ALWAYS

(Some may consider this new age,
but the Devil’s kingdom doesn’t work this way.

George Lucas understands:
Luke Skywalker only kept his power
if he didn’t hate!)
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Love One Another!
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Bless Them That Curse You – Luke 6 28
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On the roof:

Hate Free Zone
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Ron Paul
REVOLUTION
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On the hood:

LOVE > FEAR

Gallup Poll: 82% of Republicans approve of Trump’s [illegal] airstrike on Syria – compared with 33% of Democrats

Illegal: Trump’s Syria Attack Trampled Many Laws — As the media hails Trump’s missile strike on Syria there has been almost no attention to either the truth about its justification or the myriad of laws violated in its execution

Ron Paul: ‘Zero Chance’ Assad Behind Syria Chemical Weapons Attack

EVANGELICALS’ LEGACY: Biggest WARMONGERS! – 2005-6 Gallup Poll: Protestants and Frequent Churchgoers Most Supportive of Iraq War — Least supportive are non-Christians and people with no religion

Ron Paul’s Biggest Eye-Opener: ‘Christian’ Evangelicals Pushing Preemptive War in the Name of Spreading Christian ‘Love’

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From: Gallup.com

APRIL 10, 2017

US Support for Syria Strikes Rates Low in Historical Context

  • 10 other military actions assessed since 1983 had majority support
  • Only action with lower approval was Libya in 2011, at 47%
  • 82% of Republicans approve, compared with 33% of Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ support for the military strikes against Syria last week is historically low compared with reactions to previous U.S. military actions. Fifty percent of Americans approve of the missile airstrikes, while 41% disapprove. Ten percent have no opinion.

Over Eight in 10 Republicans Approve

Reactions to the missile strikes President Donald Trump ordered are much more positive among Republicans (82%) than among Democrats (33%) nationwide.

Approve Disapprove
% %
National adults            50                     41
Republicans            82                     11
Independents            44                    43
Democrats            33                    61
GALLUP, APRIL 7-8, 2017

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